The Funding Illinois’ Future Coalition and Fix The Formula campaign are encouraged by the potential of an agreement on school funding reform. We hope that Illinois is on the verge of a historic change that will usher in an equitable school funding system with a path to adequacy. We have not seen any details on a deal and want to ensure it reflects our core principles: any school funding reform must take into account student needs and local resources; close gaps based on income and property wealth and keep them closed; be a long-term stable solution that will bring all districts to adequate funding based on evidence-based practices; and ensure no district loses funding.

We remain committed to Senate Bill 1 and we will remain vigilant until an equitable and adequate school funding system is law in Illinois.